Selenium, the Essential Mineral
by Jeffrey Dach MD
Three Part Series on Selenium
Part One-Selenium Metamorphosis
Part Two-The Case for Selenium
Part Three-Selenium Deficiency
Selenium is an essential trace mineral critical for antioxidant defense, fertility, thyroid hormone metabolism, immune response, and muscle development. First discovered in 1817, selenium was considered a toxic substance best avoided. 140 years later, in 1957, the status of Selenium dramatically changed with a report of the first selenium deficiency disease. This four part series reviews the importance of selenium and selenoproteins, and their role as master protectors in the body.
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